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Portrait of Georgia in National Portrait Gallery

27 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

National Portrait Gallery housed , as it seemed, about thousand people on Tuesday night, May 24, for Portrait of Georgia gathering. The event was to celebrate 20th Anniversary of the restoration of Georgian Independence. All guests were personally greeted at the entrance by Georgia Ambassaador Temuri Yakobashvili and his wife Yana Fremer. 24 years old opera singer Sophie Nizharadze performed both Georgian and American anthems, as well as “Happy Birthday” song to Congressman Doug Lamborn.

All guests could “discover Georgia” through its classic and contemporary art, photography, dance, music, and, of course, wine and food. Georgians are well renowned for their hospitality and generosity. Four original Georgian chefs prepared a fiest, and a river of special Georgian mineral water “Borjomi” and wine would not end. Georgia is the oldest wine making region in the world. According to a legend, on the day God was allocating parts of the world to the people of the Earth, the Georgians were feasting. As a result, they arrived late and were told by God that all of the land had already been distributed. When the Georgians replied that they were late only because they had been lifting their glasses in praise of Him, God was pleased. In return, He gave the Georgians that part of Earth that He had been reserving for Himself.

There is a phenomenon called the Georgian syndrome.

Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili kept guests ecstatic during whole time of their fantastic performances.

Batik art by Nino Khoperia was on sale, and special 3D  exhibit by Gia Kereselidze was presented to complete the Portrait Of Georgia.

Enjoy the pictures and some video.

Ambassador of Georgia in the US Temuri Yakobashvili greeting guests

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Oscar night benefiting American Red Cross

01 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

National Museum of Women in the Arts was filled with people supporting American Red Cross while entertaining themselves watching Oscar ceremonies.

Red Cross volunteers and stuff are dedicated to helping our community prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other crises in many ways. In addition to disaster response, Red Cross works with the men and women of the military and their families, trains thousands in lifesaving courses, provides the gift of life through voluntary blood donations and educates our neighbors about home and business emergency preparedness.

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All access Holiday party at Newseum: 3000 people and counting!

04 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

If Newseum building was a bit smaller, it would explode on Friday! More than THREE THOUSAND people thronged in for a Holiday party which, no word is too big to express it, was HUGE success and went on even later than it was planned (who would want to leave such fabulous party, considering a whole weekend ahead with no alarm clocks!) The event was brought as a partnership of Newseum and BYT. Seems like after-hours museum parties become a beautiful tradition and bring lots of excitement into the public. There are some people who are strictly nightlife fellas and have no chance to see museum expositions since they are only open at daytime. That kind of events broad up the access and take whole museum visiting to a new level.

Just for $15 ticket you could get:

* Exclusive after-hours access to the Newseum — a dazzling, high-tech roller-coaster ride through 500 years of headline history including Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism, the Berlin Wall and exciting galleries, theaters and interactives
* Autorock DJ
* Cash bar with specialty cocktails and holiday treats available for purchase
* An unveiling of a very special photo installation by BYT photographers featuring some of our favorite D.C. faces and characters of 2010
* SILENT DISCO ROOM ON THE 6th Floor featuring SMUDGE
* Christmas At Ground Zero – A book talk from Tad Daley, author of Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World.
* Exciting films, merriment, mistletoe and more!
* And most importantly, full access to the following Newseum exhibits:

* Berlin Wall Gallery
* Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss
* G-Men & Journalists: Top News Stories of the FBI’s First Century
* Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery
* Interactive Newsroom and Ethics Center

Enjoy the pictures.

more pictures and link to whole gallery

 
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Night at the Kreeger Museum

08 Oct

Text and photos

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Have you ever wondered what happens behind museum doors at night? All exhibits revive, war starts, dinosaurs fetch bones, you think? Well, not at the Kreeger! Marketing team there had much better idea of what should have happened at night at their place. Gallery tours – that’s to start!  Live music by jazz band, DJ music, French film screenings, sculpture workshop and scavenger hunt! Not to mention champagne and hors d’oeuvres which have been everybody’s favorite. Night worth coming! This place was crowded on Thursday night  as on Sunday noon.

Enjoy.

inside

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